Te Mata Kali Uchis Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Song Meaning

'Te Mata' means 'It Kills You' in English. It is a name of a song by 'Kali Uchis' human translated here by a native speaker.

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Lyrics and Translations

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Line 1
Original Lyrics: (Vea, pues)

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Aligned Translation: (See, then)

Free Translation: (See, then)

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Line 2
Original Lyrics: (A mí me gusta que vean lo feliz que soy sin ellos)

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Aligned Translation: (I like that they see how happy that I'm without them)

Free Translation: (I like them to see how happy I am without them)

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Line 3
Original Lyrics: Yo, que soy la diabla de tu historia

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Aligned Translation: Me, that I'm the devil of your story

Free Translation: I am the devil of your story

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Line 4
Original Lyrics: La que sabía que, para volar

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Aligned Translation: The one that knew that, in order to fly

Free Translation: The one who knew that, in order to fly

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Line 5
Original Lyrics: Me tocaría encontrar mis propias alas

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Aligned Translation: It'd be my turn to find my own wings

Free Translation: I'd have to find my own wings

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Line 6
Original Lyrics: Y yo me guardaba ese dolor

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Aligned Translation: And I kept that pain to myself

Free Translation: And I kept that pain to myself

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Line 7
Original Lyrics: Dentro de mi alma (con calma)

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Aligned Translation: Inside of my soul (with peace)

Free Translation: Inside my soul (calmly)

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Original Lyrics: La que, con todos tus maltratos

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Aligned Translation: The one that, with all your mistreatments

Free Translation: The one that, with all your mistreatments

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Line 9
Original Lyrics: Se quedó siempre como si nada (siempre como nada)

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Aligned Translation: It stayed always as if nothing (always like nothing)

Free Translation: Remained as if nothing happened (always like nothing)

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Line 10
Original Lyrics: Y yo permitía tus acciones

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Aligned Translation: And I would allow your actions

Free Translation: And I allowed your actions

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Line 11
Original Lyrics: Me dolían como balas (como balas)

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Aligned Translation: They hurt me like bullets (like bullets)

Free Translation: They hurted like bullets (like bullets)

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Line 12
Original Lyrics: La que lloraba hasta dormir

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Aligned Translation: The one who cried to the point of sleeping

Free Translation: The one who cried herself to sleep

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Original Lyrics: Y despertaba a seguir la pesadilla

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Aligned Translation: And woke up to continue the nightmare

Free Translation: And woke up to resume the nightmare

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Original Lyrics: Pues eso ya pasó, esa ya no soy yo

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Aligned Translation: In that case that happened already, that is no longer me

Free Translation: Well that already passed, that's no longer me

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Original Lyrics: Si eso me hace mala, pues diabla es lo que soy

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Aligned Translation: If that makes me bad, then devil is what I'm

Free Translation: If that makes me bad, then the devil is who I am

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Original Lyrics: Nunca vas a poder cortar mis alas

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Aligned Translation: You are never going to be able to cut off my wings

Free Translation: You'll never be able to cut off my wings

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Original Lyrics: Y eso es lo que te mata

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Aligned Translation: And that is what kills you

Free Translation: And that's what kills you

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Original Lyrics: Pues eso ya pasó, esa ya no soy yo

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Aligned Translation: In that case that happened already, that is no longer me

Free Translation: Well that already passed, that's no longer me

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Original Lyrics: Por fin estoy feliz, mis días ya no son gris

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Aligned Translation: At last I'm happy, my days are no longer gray

Free Translation: I'm finally happy, my days are no longer grey

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Original Lyrics: Por fin me di cuenta que

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Aligned Translation: At last I realized that

Free Translation: At last I realized that

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Line 21
Original Lyrics: Me merezco mucho más

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Aligned Translation: I deserve much more

Free Translation: I deserve much more

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Original Lyrics: Y eso te mata

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Aligned Translation: And that kills you

Free Translation: And that kills you

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Original Lyrics: Tienes que aceptar que ahora soy un recuerdo

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Aligned Translation: You have to accept that now I'm a memory

Free Translation: You have to accept that now I'm a memory

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Original Lyrics: Si buscas un culpable

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Aligned Translation: If you look for a guilty person

Free Translation: If you're looking for someone to blame

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Original Lyrics: Pues mira en el espejo

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Aligned Translation: Then look in the mirror

Free Translation: Then look in the mirror

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Original Lyrics: Nunca me conociste

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Aligned Translation: You never knew me

Free Translation: You never knew me

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Original Lyrics: Acuérdate que no valió la pena

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Aligned Translation: Remember that it wasn't worth the pain

Free Translation: Remember that it wasn't worth it

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Original Lyrics: (Nunca me conociste y mucho menos ahora)

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Aligned Translation: (You never met me and much less now)

Free Translation: (You never knew me, much less now)

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Original Lyrics: Es hora de entender

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Aligned Translation: It's time of understanding

Free Translation: It's time to understand

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Original Lyrics: No tienes nada que ver conmigo

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Aligned Translation: You don't have anything to do with me

Free Translation: You don't have anything to do with me

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Original Lyrics: Y no hay nada más de qué hablar

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Aligned Translation: And there is nothing more of what to talk about

Free Translation: And there's nothing more to talk about

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Line 32
Original Lyrics: Ya lo he intentado

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Aligned Translation: I have already tried it

Free Translation: I've already tried

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Line 33
Original Lyrics: It's best we leave the past right where it is

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Free Translation: It's best we leave the past right where it is

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Original Lyrics: No vivo en el pasado

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Aligned Translation: I don't live in the past

Free Translation: I don't live in the past

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Original Lyrics: (Y esta parte se baila bien pegado)

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Aligned Translation: (And this part is danced very tightly)

Free Translation: (And this part is danced very tightly)

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Original Lyrics: Estoy con alguien que me hace feliz

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Aligned Translation: I'm with someone that makes me happy

Free Translation: I'm with someone who makes me happy

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Original Lyrics: Me ama como soy, me hace reír

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Aligned Translation: He loves me as I am, he makes me laugh

Free Translation: He loves me as I'm, he makes me laugh

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Original Lyrics: So just let me be

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Free Translation: So just let me be

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Original Lyrics: Nunca te daré lo que quieres de

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Aligned Translation: I will never give you what you want from me

Free Translation: I'll never give you what you want from me

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Original Lyrics: La-la-la, la-la-la

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Free Translation: La-la-la, la-la-la

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Original Lyrics: La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la

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Free Translation: La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la

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Original Lyrics: Pues eso ya pasó, esa ya no soy yo

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Aligned Translation: In that case that happened already, that is no longer me

Free Translation: Well that already passed, that's no longer me

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Original Lyrics: Si eso me hace mala, pues diabla es lo que soy

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Aligned Translation: If that makes me bad, then devil is what I'm

Free Translation: If that makes me bad, then the devil is who I am

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Original Lyrics: Nunca vas a poder cortar mis alas

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Aligned Translation: You are never going to be able to cut off my wings

Free Translation: You'll never be able to cut off my wings

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Original Lyrics: Y eso es lo que te mata

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Aligned Translation: And that is what kills you

Free Translation: And that's what kills you

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Original Lyrics: Pues eso ya pasó, esa ya no soy yo

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Aligned Translation: In that case that happened already, that is no longer me

Free Translation: Well that already passed, that's no longer me

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Line 47
Original Lyrics: Por fin estoy feliz

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Aligned Translation: At last I'm happy

Free Translation: At last I'm happy

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Line 48
Original Lyrics: Mis días ya no son gris

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Aligned Translation: My days are no longer gray

Free Translation: My days are no longer color gray

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Line 49
Original Lyrics: Por fin me di cuenta que

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Aligned Translation: At last I realized that

Free Translation: At last I realized that

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Line 50
Original Lyrics: Me merezco mucho más

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Aligned Translation: I deserve much more

Free Translation: I deserve much more

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Original Lyrics: Y eso te mata

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Aligned Translation: And that kills you

Free Translation: And that kills you

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Review

The song “Te Mata” by Kali Uchis is a story of personal growth, self-empowerment, and moving on from a toxic past. The singer has found happiness and independence and is unapologetic about embracing her newfound strength and self-worth. The song conveys a sense of closure and liberation from a negative relationship or situation.

The lyrics tell the story of how the singer was the “devil” in her ex’s story, the one who suffered his mistreatment and neglect, and the one who cried herself to sleep every night. She finally realized that she deserved much more and decided to end the relationship and fly away with her own wings. She is now with someone who makes her happy and loves her the way she is. She doesn’t care about what her ex thinks or says about her, because she knows that he is just jealous and bitter. She sings “You will never be able to cut my wings, and that’s what kills you”.

The song makes me feel inspired and empowered by the singer’s courage and resilience. She shows that she is not a victim, but a survivor, and that she can overcome any obstacle and find happiness in herself and in others. She also shows that she is not afraid to be herself and to express her feelings and opinions. She is confident and proud of who she is and what she has achieved.

The artist weaves the story with a catchy and upbeat melody that contrasts with the sad and painful lyrics. She uses a mix of Spanish and English to reflect her bicultural identity and to appeal to a wider audience. She also uses metaphors and imagery to describe her emotions and experiences, such as “I kept that pain hidden in my soul”, “they hurt me like bullets”, and “you will never be able to cut my wings”. She also uses repetition and rhyme to create a memorable and catchy chorus.

The song does not include explicit themes, but it does address topics such as abuse, neglect, and emotional manipulation. It is not a fun song, but it is not a sad song either. It is a song of empowerment and liberation, of finding joy and peace after suffering and pain.

The song relates to the YouTube video by showing the singer performing with a Mexican band. The singer breaks a lot of bottles in the table, cries while sitting on a sofa, and makes her lover's car explode. The video is very artistic and emotional, which goes along with the lyrics.

Some other sites where the song is discussed are:

  • Auralcrave, where the English lyrics and meaning are analyzed.
  • LyricsRoll, where the song is summarized and translated into English.

The artist’s home page is kaliuchis.com, where you can find information about her music, tour, merch, and more. Her Twitter feed is [@KALIUCHIS], where you can follow her updates, thoughts, and interactions with fans. Her Instagram feed is [@kaliuchis], where you can see her photos, videos, and stories.

Submitted by user: HERNANDEZJ

Average Ratings

Most people find the song lyrics very easy to understand lyrics, lyrics sung fast and it has very hard to remember verbs and nouns

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

Te Mata has 112 BPM (beats per minute)

Te Mata is suitable for DELE Level students in terms of language complexity.

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 592 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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